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Christmas Every Morning

Lisa Tawn Bergren

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Waterbrook Press

Published : 2002

Copyright : Lisa Tawn Bergren 2002

ISBN-10 : HB 1-57856-271-6
ISBN-13 : HB 978-1-57856-271-8

Publisher's Write-Up

Krista Mueller admitted her mother to the care facility run by Dane McConnell - Krista’s friend and former love - knowing that Dane could take better care of Charlotte than Krista ever could. Besides, Krista has long since stopped actively caring about the woman who has hurt her so deeply through the years. Her intention is never to see her mother again. Then Dane informs Krista that he has found something of her mother’s that Krista simply must see.

Unable to refuse the man who still means so much to her, Krista sets out for Taos - thoroughly unprepared for the dramatic journey of discovery that leads to a deeper understanding of the mother who emotionally abandoned her and brings back to the lost love of her youth.

A story of joy and loss, connection and forgiveness, Christmas Every Morning presents each day as a gift to be opened and every loved one as a treasure to be rediscovered.

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Review by Denise M. Clark (011102) Rating (9/10)

Review by Denise M. Clark
Rating 9/10
College teacher Krista Mueller is called back to her hometown of Taos, New Mexico by her ex-high school sweetheart, Dane McConnell, who now runs an Alzheimer's care facility, who tells her that her mother, Charlotte is dying.

Long estranged from her mother, Krista only goes out of a sense of duty… and a deeply hidden longing to see Dane again. Arriving in Taos, Dane shows Krista a unique journal of her mother's that Krista reluctantly begins to read. Torn by hurt, confusion and anger, Krista strives to understand the strained relationship that has existed between her and her mother, never expecting that the moment she reads the first note, a great emotional journey would rock her to her very foundation. This journey of self-discovery tests not only her beliefs, but also her faith and ultimately, her ability to forgive, not only her mother but also herself, and to love and be loved in return.

There are not enough adjectives to convey the special and endearing message contained within the pages of 'Christmas Every Morning'. Ms. Bergren has written a heart-wrenching yet glorious testament to the power of forgiveness and the healing balm of love. Her pages are willed with poignant, bittersweet emotions… from the pangs of guilt to the thrill of understanding. Ms. Bergren's writing style is compelling yet compassionate, her ability to evoke all the senses a rare treat, and her ability to wreak havoc on an emotional level brilliant.
Denise M. Clark (1st November 2002)

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